247 itemsWelcome to American Revolutionary War Manuscripts at the Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library has an extensive collection of original manuscripts from the American Revolutionary War era. The letters and documents were drafted by John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, James Otis, Joseph Warren, George Washington and other important Revolutionary War figures. The materials are mostly of American origin, but also include British, European, and West Indian sources. Some of the topics covered include the war’s political origins, the unfolding of military and naval campaigns, foreign alliances, opinions, and the economic aspects of the struggle.
Digitization of this collection has been generously funded and inspired by David McCullough's Yale class of 1955 and the Associates of the Boston Public LibraryBrowse by Subject / Keywords
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